Center for State Tax Policy

The Tax Foundation’s Center for State Tax Policy produces and markets timely and high-quality data, research, and analysis on state fiscal issues that influence the debate toward economically principled tax policies. Our experts are routinely relied upon for presentations, testimony, and media appearances on state tax and fiscal policy, and our website is a comprehensive resource for information on tax and spending policy in each U.S. state. For information on your state, click on the map to the right.

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Does Your State Have a Marriage Penalty?

November 7, 2018

Results of 2018 State and Local Tax Ballot Initiatives

November 6, 2018

Ranking Unemployment Insurance Taxes on the 2019 State Business Tax Climate Index

October 31, 2018

2018 Outstanding Achievement in State Tax Reform

October 30, 2018

South Dakota Voters Will Decide Initiated Measure 25 on November 6th

October 29, 2018

Will Maine Voters Adopt New Payroll and Income Taxes to Fund Long-Term Home Care?

October 26, 2018

Ranking Property Taxes on the 2019 State Business Tax Climate Index

October 24, 2018

Top State Tax Ballot Initiatives to Watch in 2018

October 22, 2018

“Who Pays?” Doesn’t Tell Us Much About Who Actually Pays State Taxes

October 18, 2018

Ranking Sales Taxes on the 2019 State Business Tax Climate Index

October 17, 2018

The Negative Impact of a New Gross Receipts Tax in San Francisco

October 16, 2018

Washington Voters Might Ban Local Grocery Excise Taxes, Including Soda Taxes

October 12, 2018

Ranking Individual Income Taxes on the 2019 State Business Tax Climate Index

October 11, 2018

The Portland Clean Energy Fund: Creating a Sales Tax in Oregon

October 9, 2018

The Benefits of the State and Local Tax Deduction by County

October 5, 2018

Hawaii Court Considers Investment Property Tax on Ballot

October 4, 2018

Arizona Income Tax Increase Not on November Ballot

October 4, 2018

Ranking Corporate Income Taxes on the 2019 State Business Tax Climate Index

October 3, 2018

Michigan Voters to Decide Legalizing and Taxing Marijuana

October 2, 2018

Minnesota’s Uncompetitive Tax Code Warrants Improvement

October 2, 2018